September 2022 The WELLesley Employee
September Wellness Activity
Submitted by Jen Glover, Human Resources (Town)
National Preparedness Month – Are You Ready?
Submitted by Michael Carmody, DPW Safety Coordinator
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) describes National Preparedness Month as “an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.” FEMA’s ready.gov webpage provides information to help families, communities, and organizations be ready for just about every type of emergency and disaster. There are educational tools for young children, and students.
There are dozens of documents available free to order by mail or download. Documents can assist with preparedness actions, including for specific types of events. There is an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) to organize critical financial and other personal information if a disaster strikes. There is also a handbook for those interested in being a citizen responder through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.
The webpage ready.gov offers information on seasonal events such as heat, drought and lightning in the summer, and information for making a plan to keep your family safe in case of an emergency or disaster. The FEMA app for cellphones provides alerts, plans, and tools for recovery, including FEMA contacts for disaster assistance.
Though we may never be emotionally prepared for an emergency, having the right tools can help us quickly take charge and take the necessary actions to protect ourselves, our families, and our community.
Click Here for FREE classes and webinars in September and October. All employees are eligible to participate, you do not have a to be a Tufts Health Plan member.
Zumba * Yoga * Healthy Cooking * Stress Management
DE-ESCALATION TECHNIQUES FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES Online, September 20th, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NEW SCIENCE OF STRESS, MANAGING STRESS IN SCHOOLS, Online, September 27th, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Monthly Action Item
September is Better Breakfast Month! A healthy breakfast provides your body with what it needs after a night of fasting and can help create a positive impact on your overall health.
Let’s make the most of our mornings by eating a health breakfast. Challenge yourself to not run out the door, don’t skip breakfast! Make time in the morning to eat something healthy. Granola, apple slices, or egg bites; challenge yourself by creating a healthy meal plan. There’s tons of easy, quick, and healthy choices for you; and many you can made in advance.
Healthy Breakfast Ideas:
Ingredients (1 Serving)
1 (6 oz.) container low-fat yogurt, fruit flavored or vanilla, divided
1/4 c. mixed berries, fresh or frozen, thawed
1 T. granola cereal or plain, unsalted nuts
Place half the yogurt on the bottom of a glass or paper cup.
Place the mixed fruit on top of yogurt.
Add the rest of the yogurt.
Top with granola cereal or nuts